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Steve Smith

Steve is not only an established journalist having spent many years in the enterprise, but he is also a farming maverick. Steve’s experience in these areas puts him above par and is, therefore, a valuable addition to our team as editor-in-chief. Apart from running a small produce farm at home in North Carolina, Steven is a husband and a father.

Melissa Ann

Melissa is a homesteading enthusiast, a published writer, and director at Her experience in areas such as brand management, graphic design, and photography are valuable additions to our writing team. When she is not writing or publishing anything, Melissa is out gardening in her small farm or cooking. She is also an herbalist, an experience she uses to spread the word about sustainable living.

Chris Lee

Chris has a wealth of experience in home gardening and has authored several books; her experience is immensely resourceful to what we do. Chris Lee is our associate editor. When she is not writing or publishing, you will find her tending to her horses, rabbits, and chickens at a homestead based in California. She is a dirt maven who also loves to knit. While a cup of coffee keeps Lee, being in the company of her grandkids does more.

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